Leading Sustainable Enterprises
GSM OB 835
This course is designed to deepen students' appreciation for the leadership challenges and opportunities posed by the emerging realities of a more crowded, interconnected, and increasingly resource constrained globe - a world of unprecedented transparency, increasing consumer and investor power and more NGO (non governmental organizations) oversight than ever before. Independent of rank within a company, it is certain that managers, leaders and entrepreneurs will meet or be met with issues that were not a part of management lexicon a decade ago. More specifically, pressures to deliver bottom line results are now compounded by challenges of how such results are delivered. In order to achieve excellence, managers and leaders of tomorrow must be attuned to the traditional strategic framework for competition, and the context of the ecosystem in which they operate. Leaders of tomorrow will compete consciously and generatively to improve the lives of stakeholders including: shareholders, consumers, employees, suppliers and the planet. This course will leverage systems thinking, case studies, debate, discussion, a blog and outside speakers from the world of commerce (e.g. the former CEO of Timberland, founder of QUINN Popcorn) and NGOs (e.g. EDF, TruCost, 1% for the Planet). The course will blend theory and practice to provide students the context, tools, and frameworks to operate as sustainable stewards and leaders in the global economy.
FALL 2013 Schedule
|F1||Pucker||SMG 304||M 6:00 pm-9:00 pm|